St Peter's Church
St Peter's Church is at the heart of the village. Dating from the 12th century, it is dedicated to St Peter. A statue - probably of St Peter - can be seen above the main south door. In 1993 the west end of the church was tastefully re-designed to provide the parish with a meeting room and kitchen facilities. The vicarage, now a private house and known as 'The Old Rectory', was built in 1872. It has seen many vicars, but none so infamous as the Rev William Bryant MA who used to walk around the church tower, calling his parishioners to worship. He shot himself, in the vicarage, in 1914. His burial on 3rd November 1914 took place without the services of the Church of England.
'St Peter's Church of Stoke Lyne dates back to the 14th Century and is architecturally beautiful inside and out, well worth a lingering pause.'
1st Sunday of the month - 10.45am Group Family Service
2nd Sunday of the month - 6pm Evening Prayer (every 3 months)
3rd Sunday of the month - 9.15am Holy Communion; 4.30pm Fun Church
4th Sunday of the month - 10.45am Family Morning Worship
Everyone is welcome to attend. Full details of services will be found on the church notice board, The Church Page on our website and in the monthly parish News.
Parish News: The monthly Parish news gives details of forthcoming events in the 10 parishes, including local as well as church events.
Rev Christobel Hargraves, The Rectory, Water Stratford road, Finmere 01280 847184
Rev. Marion Reynolds, 10c St Michael's Close, Fringford 278972
Licensed Lay Minister:
Mrs Penny Wood, 8 Crosslands, Fringford 277310
Mrs Alison Miller, 4 The Green, Stoke Lyne 346667
Parish Meeting room Booking clerk:
Mr James Holden-White, 6 The Close, Stoke Lyne 345211
Mr Brian Penhallow, Meadow Cottage, The Street, Stoke Lyne 346733